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Recognizing Our Veterans veterans day

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans, that is, persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces (and were discharged honorably). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who have died while in military service. There is another military holiday, Armed Forces Day, a U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.

Boone County Schools annually observes Veterans Day and invites community members who have served to special services created by the students and held especially for their family and community members.. Please enjoy the pictures from Veterans Day services at some of our schools below. We Thank you for your service!

Inclement Weather Information snow

Unpredictable winter weather may necessitate Boone County Schools to alter daily schedules or routines within the district. To be prepared please make sure your child’s school has up-to-date phone numbers and emergency contacts for your family. Also, have child-care arrangements already in place should the need arise to close school early, delay or cancel school.

 

Stay up to date with all weather related delays and closings by following @BCSWx on Twitter. 

 

Boone County Schools Inclement Weather Information

Fall Parade of Characters fall parade

You may know about Burlington Elementary School’s Fall Parade of Characters which happens every Halloween—maybe you or your kids were part of that parade not too long ago—but did you know that this tradition goes back to the 1930s when the school was known as Burlington High School?

As early as 1937, the parade was mentioned in a Boone County Recorder article about the Burlington P.T.A.’s “usual Hallowe’en party.” (The apostrophe between the two e’s, a holdover from when the holiday was called “All Hallows Even,” appears into the 1960s.) Since it is referred to as the “usual” party, it is most likely that the school had the party for several years before it was publicized in the newspaper.

LinkingTogether: 3rd Annual Youth Mental Health Summit mind the mind

Please join us for this two-day event, Friday, February 28, from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, and Saturday, February 29, from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. Both days will include a meal, a keynote speaker, and various workshops and seminars, led by national, state and local experts in the areas of youth mental health.

Session topics will include Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning, Drug Free Clubs of America, Bullying, Resiliency, Mindfulness and many more.

The goals of the Summit are to increase mental health literacy, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health disorders in our community and to strengthen community response to youth development through awareness, knowledge, connectivity and access.

Click here to get tickets

Transformation Day fidelity workers

More than 100 Fidelity Investments volunteers helped “transform” Florence Elementary School as part of Fidelity’s Transformation Day project, a partnership with Points of Light! Fidelity Investments has worked with Florence Elementary School through different educational programs over the last few years and used this opportunity to bring Transformation Day to the Florence Elementary Campus. Thank you for the benches, landscaping, murals, decorated doorframes and sensory paths!!!

NKY Health Department Warning vaping
The CDC is currently investigating over 450 cases of severe lung illness in at least 33 states, including five deaths, that are potentially linked to the use of e-cigarettes. Recently, health care providers in Kentucky were asked to begin reporting cases.
 
The most common symptoms of this severe lung illness include cough, shortness of breath and chest pain.Based on reports from several states, patients have also experienced fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever or weight loss. Although some of these symptoms may be common at this time of year, those who use e-cigarettes and experience any of the above symptoms should contact their health care provider immediately.
Tobacco Free tobacco free

In 2019, the Kentucky legislature passed HB11, a statewide 100% Tobacco Free School bill. 100% Tobacco Free Schools prohibit tobacco use, including vapor products and alternative nicotine products, by staff, students and visitors 24 hours a day, seven days a week, inside Board-owned buildings or vehicles, on school owned property and during school-sponsored events, trips and activities. The primary goals of these policies include reducing exposure to secondhand smoke and encouraging tobacco users to consume less of the addictive product.
The more significant long-term effect of these policies, however, is to reduce youth tobacco use by reducing student exposure to tobacco use as an acceptable behavior by role models important to their development. For additional information about tobacco free schools, visit the Tobacco Free Schools website.

http://www.tobaccofreeschoolsky.org/index.html

Kindness Challenge kindness challenge

Boone County Schools and Mann Elementary welcome you to join us in a Kindness Challenge. Join us in showing random acts of kindness to those around you!

Kindness challenge

 

Follow the link for more details:

https://mann.boone.kyschools.us

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